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The Public Affairs Team was incredibly helpful. They offered invaluable advice on how academics should deal with sensitive questions and avoid academic jargon.

Dr Yu Jie, LSE IDEAS, on preparing oral evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee

We're here to help you get your research and ideas in front of policymakers by building a political communications strategy based on your ambitions and recomendations. Our expertise covers Parliament, government departments, devolved bodies, local government, international organisations and more.

We also work with our network of organisations, from BusinessLDN and the Local Government Association to think tanks like Onward and the Centre for Cities, to build influential alliances to increase understanding of research and push for change.

Our range of services includes: 

  • Monitoring national and international political developments to identify opportunities for impact relevant to you and your work.
  • Helping you build relationships with politicians and political organisations interested in your subject area, including through meetings and speaking opportunities. 
  • Supporting you in creating messaging and turning academic prose into concise, accessible communications, such as research briefings
  • Advising you on preparing written and oral evidence for parliamentary Select Committees and equivalent bodies. 
  • Providing guidance on the impact aspects of funding applications. 

We also have a weekly newsletter with analysis of the week's events, mentions of LSE research in Parliament, political engagement opportunities, and insight into the week ahead - you can sign up here.